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ID: 7011707
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rochester (inhabited place)  Rochester (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 000 31 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.5167  decimal degrees

Note: On the River Medway; important Roman & Saxon town; pilgrimage site on way from London to Canterbury during Middle Ages; site of Gadshill, home of Charles Dickens; Rochester Cathedral begun 1077, finished 13th cen.; Norman Rochester Castle (1127) has the tallest keep in Britain; city is now a major port & industrial & commericial center; historically located in the county of Kent.

Names:
Rochester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Durobrivae (H,O)
Hroffeceaster (H,O)
Roucestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Rouecestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Medway (unitary authority)  ................  Medway (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Rochester (inhabited place)  ....................  Rochester (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  since pre-Roman times
city (C)  ............  since 7th cen.
episcopal see (C)  ............  founded in 604 by St. Augustine of Canterbury
port (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
pilgrimage center (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Durobrivae..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 43
Hroffeceaster..........  [VP]
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 43
Rochester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 43
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 782
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 166
Roucestre..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
Rouecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 43
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 782
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2606376
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 166
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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